USADA, UFC end agreement on drug testing amid disagreement about Conor McGregor’s return

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the UFC are ending their agreement for drug testing of MMA athletes, USADA CEO Travis Tygart said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes as a result of the MMA promotion and the drug testing agency arguing over whether superstar Conor McGregor should be able to return to the octagon from an injury without the six months of drug testing generally required by USADA.
McGregor (22-6), a former two-division champion, has not fought since breaking his left leg in the first round against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. With no fight on…

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